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Surfrider Beach

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Address: 23050 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA 90265-4936
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+1 310-394-3264

One of twenty-four beaches in Malibu. Very popular with surfers.

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Another great beach

It's hard to miss the fact hat this coast is one fantastic pocket beach after another. Great job of preserving public access to the coastline

Reviewed 23 October 2016
Charles V

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787 reviews
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Reviewed 23 October 2016

It's hard to miss the fact hat this coast is one fantastic pocket beach after another. Great job of preserving public access to the coastline

Thank Charles V
Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 11 August 2016

Great place to surf although try and get there early as there are lots of surfers later on and everyone is fighting for same wave. Great for beginners as waves aren't that large or if you just want to watch the surfers its a nice stretch of beach.

Thank J0hnPM10
Whitby, Ontario, Canada
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Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

We went here not realizing there was zero wading/swimming as it is strictly a surfing beach. That ended up being ok as it was so much fun to watch all of the surfers waiting to catch a wave. And when they did it was even more entertaining :) Beautiful sights all around and lots of pelicans too.

1 Thank Jennifer P
Malibu, California
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15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviewed 19 July 2016

When there is a swell, it's fun to sit on the beach and watch the surfing because the waves produce a long wave. This is also a good spot to look in tide pools during low tides.

Thank whiteshome1
New York City, New York
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166 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2016

Great place to surf or watch the surfers riding the waves and understand why this 3-point break has contribute to create the Surf Culture. Tucked between the lagoon (with wild life), the Adamson House (beautiful museum) and the Pier, this little strip of sand is magic. Sometimes. the strong waves go over the sand strip to the lagoon. Great to... More 

Thank RedSkirrel
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1,573 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 361 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2016

Without being surfers, it is easy to appreciate this beach. So close to densely populated areas and yet so peaceful.The proximity to the Malibu Pier is a big plus

Thank Phayao13
Redondo Beach, California
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76 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 May 2016

i am old school and remember malibu from yesteryear. The break isnt what it use to be. a great place when not crowded to get a slow long ride if the swell is right. Not really worth the trek anymore as there are better spots along the coast to ride a wave or hang at the beach

Thank Marc T
Greenwich, Connecticut
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23 reviews
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Reviewed 15 December 2015

This is a surf beach next to Malibu lagoon/wild life refuge. It is quiet and out of the way. No crowds on the beach. Surfing tends to be a little crowded, but long breaks and good for novice surfer. A nice place to hangout with friends or just solo. Pay parking by honor system.

Thank Walt G
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Reviewed 18 November 2015 via mobile

I hit it on a rare, quiet weekday and had a great time. I'm new to surfing and found this a good, non-intimidating place to learn. Leslie and the team at Malibu Surf Shack were super helpful and made it a day to remember!

Thank Caryn F
Malibu, California
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1,073 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 448 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2015

Surfrider is crowded whether there is swell or not. Surfrider is polluted with or without rain run-off (drought but still dirty) Surfrider is iconic. I get to surf here several times each week (11 minutes from home) Everybody from wannabe and/or has been pros to groms and everyone in between. If you surf, ya gotta make your pilgrimage here. Follow... More 

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The Malibu coastline is like a chameleon. In some areas it resembles the French Riviera with its lush, green hillsides descending into crescent-shaped shorelines. In others, it feels 100% Southern Californian with beaches wide and flat as a football field, and often crowded with beach-goers lounging on towels and playing volleyball. Other coastlines still feel secluded, tucked under tall cliffs and dotted with stunning rock formations. In certain areas, where the ocean waves are just right, surfers can be seen bobbing in the water. Up in the mountains to the east hikers take in truly stunning views of the ocean and the sprawling Los Angeles landscape. And along Pacific Coast Highway, restaurants are filled with visitors and locals from all walks of life. Stumble into the right place at the right time, and you’ll likely encounter a celebrity.
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